Efficiency Tomorrow, Inc. — The Business Plan

Efficiency Tomorrow is an automated energy advisor and sustainability advocate. The business model is available for anyone who wants to start a profitable business that helps people and businesses save energy. Continue reading

How Cities Are Blowing It: New Research Reveals Three Failures

Page from Information Marketplaces, the New Economics of Cities

Smart Grid News founding editor Jesse Berst summarizes a recent report, “Information Marketplaces, The New Economics of Cities,” that describes business opportunities cities are passing up by not fully utilizing the data that pours out of their smart infrastructures.

Turtle Soup for the Sol

Big areas of habitat occupied by Agassiz’s desert tortoise and other at-risk species have potential for large-scale solar-energy developments. Peer-reviewed studies are needed, says the United States Geological Survey — but so is a concerted campaign of cooperation and public outreach.

On-Bill Financing is Making Energy Efficiency Easier

On-bill financing is extending opportunities to underserved markets, according to a study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Continue reading